Malawi embraces technology to reduce spread of COVID-19

Malawi embraces technology to reduce spread of COVID-19

- Malawi has proven that it is determined to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus

- The country is making use of technology to ensure that the disease is nipped in the bud

- A video is making the rounds on social media in which a Malawian woman could be seen operating a tap controlled with buttons and a card

As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread globally, Malawi has proven to the world that it is determined to contain the spread of the virus by embracing technology.

In a video shared on Twitter by Africa Facts Zone, a woman flanked by two other women could be seen operating a tap controlled with buttons and a card.

The women were excited as water gushed out from the tap after the operator pressed a button and made use of the card.

Watch the video below:

Meanwhile, in faraway Indonesia, the government is rolling out "rice ATMs" in a bid to ensure access for those in need of the essential staple as the country battles COVID-19.

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The pandemic has left millions of Indonesians struggling to make ends meet, CNA reports.

A 28-year-old expectant mother simply identified as Syafri was among the many who lined up at a military base in Depok, on the outskirts Jakarta, for their 1.5kg rice ration.

She said: "I was laid off by my company last week and my husband was laid off too without severance pay. Although it (the rice subsidy) is not that much, it is very helpful in this situation."

Those eligible for the rice ration include daily wage earners, the unemployed, those who do not own a house and people who live below the poverty line. Read more:

In other news, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian teacher teaching French in Ibadan, Oyo state, has embraced okada riding as schools remain closed over the deadly COVID-19 the country is battling with.

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The unidentified teacher said since there was nothing he could do as schools had been shut, he decided to use his bike to make money.

He said since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Oyo, the people of the state have been suffering, adding that his colleagues no longer have no means of livelihood.

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